You’ve already handled the caulking and weatherstripping around your replacement windows and
doors before the cold hits
South Portland, so what else can you do to keep your home cozy
with cold temps?
Drafty replacement windows and doors not only mean decreased
comfort, they could be costing you money month
after as the heated air inside your home slips outdoors
and the cold outside air makes its way indoors. Here are a handful
of tips to help keep those drafts at bay:
the sun. When the sun is shining throughout the day, make
sure you have your curtains open to let in
natural light and warmth. It normally works best with
south-facing windows, but don’t let that restrict you
when it comes to adding a bit of extra natural light and
warmth from your home’s other replacement windows.
- Consider adding
replacement windows. If you have drafty old windows it could
be time to replace them out with new energy efficient windows
to boost your comfort and help reduce
heating and cooling bills.
- Utilize heavyweight drapes. Using heavyweight fabrics for drapes helps to
add another barrier for your home, helping to keep
drafts out and warm air in. Add these with blinds and shades
for an even greater warming effect.
- Hang floor-length
drapes. Using floor length drapes in door openings is almost
forgotten, but can offer you the ability
to keep drafts from rooms or different floors far away. If
there are areas in your home that don’t need to be heated constantly, there are a variety
of stylish ways to include these drapes in to your
Keeping a cozy
home in South Portland is critical when winter
weather can be difficult to predict, so why
not use your replacement windows to help take
on that challenge. If you’d like to learn more about all of the replacement windows available from
Pella Windows and Doors, stop by the South Portland showroom, give
us a call at 207-253-1856 or schedule an in-home
consultation with the online scheduler.